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Spatenhaus an der Oper is one of Munich's best loved beer restaurants and it has a prime position overlooking the Bavarian State opera house. If you want to risk the food coma and dine here before a show, it's worth it for the views and the company of other excited diners; otherwise, go ready for lashings of authentic Bavarian cuisine and the house brew. The Bavarian plate is definitely one to share - it comes out weighed down with a selection of various meats. The roast pork with kartoffelknoedel (potato dumplings) and red cabbage is a treat, as is the tasty grilled salmon, served with surprisingly light ricotta-stuffed ravioli. Not for the faint of appetite, Spatenhaus is a genuine treat nonetheless and a great insight to traditional German cuisine. Reservations are highly recommended.
Glockenspiel is frequented by the young and trendy. Its rooftop terrace is main reason for it's surge in popularity, its tasteful interior however is equally appealing to patrons on colder days. With a view over Marienplatz from the fifth floor you will truly relish your food. This is one of the best vantage points to enjoy the Town Hall tower's carillon performance.
Augustiner am Dom is a popular tourist haunt that serves generous servings of traditional Bavarian fare with fresh frothy beer. Delicious classics like the Bavarian loaf and roasted pork beckon are great choices for food lovers. The inner courtyard houses a Beer Garden, where one could enjoy freshly brewed beers. Set right next to the Frauenkirche, it is easy to locate.
The tower which gave its name to the beer garden was built in 1789 as a viewing point and bandstand in the heart of the English Garden. Unfortunately, what we see today is only a reconstruction, as the original was destroyed in 1944. However, the musical connections have remained. There are over 7000 seats at Chinesischer Turm, where customers can relax and enjoy a Mass (a liter of beer). Tradition permits you to bring your own food along, but the food is quite decent and is sure to leave you satisfied.
Situated next to the university riding school, Café Reitschule offers a view of the riders practicing show-jumping in the riding hall. Once popular with Munich's high society, the clientele now consists of business people, yuppies, and law students. The classy ambiance of the interiors and the gardens are ideal for a sun-bleached breakfast or an intimate dinner. From daily to weekly, the restaurant offers a variety of delicacies on the dynamic food menu. Enjoy the good food, tasteful wines, wonderful terraces with a view of the English Gardens, separate rooms for larger parties and of course, excellent service at this elegant restaurant.
The Olympic tower at Olympiapark is the tallest building in Munich, just a little shorter than the Eiffel tower. Built by the civic council in 1965-68 for the 1972 Olympics, it provides the best view of the city and surrounding area and in good weather, it is possible to see as far as the Alps. The Olympiaturm restaurant beneath the viewing platform is open from 11a-5p and 6:30p-midnight. Apart from providing a stunning view, this rotating restaurant also serves very good dishes from around the world at reasonable prices.
Located in the iconic Olympiaturm of Munich, Restaurant 181 is unique in more than a few ways. With an amazing view of the entire city, this revolving restaurant led by the award-winning Chef Otto och, serves gourmet continental meals fit for any special evening (or afternoons, the lunch menu is quite nice too). Whether it is a business or a romantic occasion, Restaurant 181 will provide an unparalleled setting that will surely make it unforgettable. Although the menu can be a little pricey, the ambiance and Otto Koch artfully designed recipes pretty much make for it.
Time spent at MichaeliGarten is always thoroughly enjoyable; how could it not, when you are offered delicious Bavarian food in such a picturesque location? This idyllic spot is as suited for a fun day out with the family as it is for a romantic meal with that special someone. You can enjoy scrumptious fare like roast pork in dark beer sauce and wiener schnitzel with cranberries, followed by delectable confections like apple strudel with vanilla sauce. The beer garden, a wonderfully relaxing spot surrounded by chestnut trees, can accommodate as many as 2400 patrons.
Situated in the leafy park surrounding Schloss Nymphenburg, the Palmenhaus (Palm House) is a popular pit stop for tourist groups by day and a favored venue for business meetings and conferences in the evening. With its exotic palms and cacti, and its beautiful, bright atmosphere, Schlosscafé Palmenhaus is a real oasis. The high prices are hardly surprising, although the service could in truth be better. Nevertheless, this is still a wonderful place for a romantic brunch.
Although the name of this charming guesthouse Rabenwirt, means "raven innkeeper," the innkeepers here certainly aren't to be feared. They'll give you a comfy bed and serve you healthy portions of Bavarian and Austrian haute cuisine at reasonable prices. Lunch includes dishes like salads, soups, fish, sausage, and even some unexpected plates like turkey breast in teriyaki sauce with Basmati rice. An outstanding attraction of this little inn is the terrace, located near the guest rooms, which has a wonderful view over the Isar Valley.